Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

May 24, 2016

Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

Spain’s Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast. “We were a bit naive, a bit too daring ...

Mar 15, 2016

Nigerian's theft case sent back to lower court

The Osaka High Court on Tuesday decided to send a robbery case involving a Nigerian man who was sentenced to six years in prison back to a lower court. The 39-year-old man, who has already served his prison sentence, made an appeal for retrial ...

Apr 9, 2015

$8.5 million gold heist from Mexican mine believed an inside job

A robbery of $8.5 million in gold from a mine refinery in Mexico’s western Sinaloa state was likely an inside job, authorities said Wednesday. Sinaloa’s interior minister, Gerard Vargas Landeros, told reporters that the caper at the facility of Canada-based McEwen Mining Inc. had ...

U.S.: Islamic State earns $1 million per day in black market oil sales

Oct 24, 2014

U.S.: Islamic State earns $1 million per day in black market oil sales

Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to undermine the Islamic State’s finances, said the ...

Sep 15, 2014

Two arrested over ¥43 million robbery in Tokyo

Two Romanian nationals were arrested Monday on suspicion of robbing a 63-year-old man of ¥43 million in cash in front of a bank in Tokyo in April, police said. Gheorghe-Aurel Strejan, 25, and Jan Miura, 37, allegedly stole the victim’s bag containing the cash ...